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William John HARDEN

Regimental number1142
Place of birthWest Wallsend New South Wales
AddressSecond Street, South Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert Harden, Second Street, South Cessnock, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty during the period 16th September to 11th November 1918. This Non Commissioned Officer set a fine example by his heartlessness and care of his men during the attack on the HINDENBURG LINE on 29th September. He has always been of great assistance to his Officers and comrades, and rendered most valuable and gallant service during the Offensive operations on the SOMME from 8th August, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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